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September 4, 2011

THE FANTASTIC MACHINE, a hardboiled steampunk cthulhu thriller about a hotel detective struggling to keep his family & friends safe when an ancient evil is unleashed on the 1905 World’s Exposition.

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Deadline: 1-September-2011
New words:
Total words: 50543
Accomplished in fiction: Revised ch.5 to good effect. Combined two characters into one and made this chapter the plant for his reappearance way later in the story. Plus updated some references, like in the prev.draft at this point Jefferson’s searching for something, but in this draft he’s already found it, so any reference to that needs to be proper, and now it is.
Accomplished in life: Baby it’s hot outside. No surprise, it’s what they’ve been *trying* to tell me. In antici…pation of today’s temps, I watered the beds last night, good and deep, back yard and front. That should last ’em a few days. We’ve been pretty lucky this year with our Portland area temperatures. Never in my nineteen years here have I experienced a summer so mild. I love it. It’s especially helpful to us this year in particular because we finished our backyard this spring and put in a bunch of new plants as well as grass from seed. Speaking of grass, I mowed the backyard this morning. I also pruned the roses and weeded all beds front and back. The yard’s looking lovely.
Other: Revisionator: It’s a big deal to have these first five chapters aligned. The next seven require minor touch-ups for alignment–though they will get a lot of attention in the improved quality of the second draft. Best get started.

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